Zain, Ericsson launch joint intrapreneurship programme across across Middle East
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Zain, Ericsson launch joint intrapreneurship programme across Middle East

Zain, Ericsson launch joint intrapreneurship programme across Middle East

Ericsson to support Zain in identifying technology trends and industry insights

Zain and Ericsson are launching a virtual ‘intrapreneurship’ programme across Zain’s network to develop ICT talent from the latter’s employee base.

Ericsson will support Zain in identifying technology trends and industry insights as well as provide technical guidance to the selected 32 candidates in developing commercially viable use cases.

The 12-month programme, commencing in January 2021, will provide a creative environment and a secure platform for candidates to access tools and professional experience, sourced from Ericsson’s global resources.

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Mentors from Zain’s executive ranks in the intrapreneurship programme’s first year include Rasha Barakat, chief human capital officer in Zain Iraq and Nawaf Algharabally, chief technology officer in Zain Group and Kuwait.

The programme complements Zain’s diversity and inclusion programme, the company said.

Zain has a commercial presence in eight countries across the Middle East with 49.5 million active customers as of December 31, 2019.

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